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The HAHN Group expands management teams in automation, finance


January 20, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The HAHN Group has expanded its management team with the appointment of three new members.

Jörg Kilb, HAHN Automation

Jörg Kilb, HAHN Automation

Jörg Kilb is chief operations officer (COO) of HAHN Automation, focusing on the further integration of international subsidiaries and increasing efficiency in processes and systems.

Kilb started his career at HAHN Automation GmbH in Rheinböllen following his studies at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. After working as an assistant to the management and member of the organizational development, he was among others involved as branch manager in the operational management of the company.

In 2017, he joined the HAHN Group, where he initially worked as head of supply chain management, IT and risk management. In his last position, Kilb acted as division director for the assembly and test division of the HAHN Group, which in addition to HAHN Automation also includes Invotec, REI Automation and DFT Maschinenbau.

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As chief revenue officer (CRO) of HAHN Automation, Philipp Klaschka is responsible for the customer-oriented functions of sales, service and project management.

Philipp Klaschka, HAHN Automation

Philipp Klaschka, HAHN Automation

Klaschka studied engineering physics at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California before earning his MBA from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Before joining HAHN Automation, Klaschka worked for companies such as Festo AG, Deloitte Consulting and Norma Group and spent three years of his career in Asia and 11 years in the United States. There, he was responsible for the successful establishment of the company’s China subsidiary before being appointed the current CEO of the U.S. subsidiary HAHN Automation, Inc.

He will continue to work in this role until a successor is appointed.

Klib and Klaschka support Frank Konrad, who remains CEO of the Germany-based HAHN Automation and drives the company’s strategic decisions and developments in machine manufacturing, with its well over 800 employees at eleven locations in eight countries.

Axel Greschitz, The HAHN Group

Axel Greschitz, The HAHN Group

Lastly, Axel Greschitz is the new CFO of the HAHN Group.

In his new role as CFO, Greschitz brings extensive experience in the areas of controlling, accounting, project development and financing.

Greschitz graduated with an MBA from the University of Graz. He then started his career in various positions in accounting and controlling, with early experience in the entire DACH region. He has held roles at AE&E Austria GmbH & Co KG, AE&E Inova Holding AG and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG.